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Justine's life was full...of trouble

It wasn't that she didn't have a lot to offer, but she was convinced there would be no takers. She had a smart-aleck eleven-year-old son, an insecure eight-year-old daughter, and she could just imagine herself telling the first man who threw himself at her how she'd inherited her mother and gotten custody of her ex-mother-in-law in the d
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Mass Market Paperback, Men Made in America #1 - Alabama, 252 pages
Published April 1st 1993 by Harlequin Books (first published November 1st 1987)
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Lorna
Oct 18, 2015 Lorna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(PureTextuality.com)At first glance at this cover, it seems like a book I would never read. However, I found it on sale, read the blurb, found out it was a RWA Maggie award winner for romance, and I was sold. Like romance and humor, with more than a touch of the supernatural? This could be your next great read!

The cover doesn’t hint at a haunted house or a ghost, that’s for sure, but that’s what you get with this read. Justine is a woman that is starting over now that her former life is pretty m
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Kindle Ninja
Sep 22, 2014 Kindle Ninja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had me in stitches from the beginning. The verbal tussle between Justine and her mother reminds me of Dorothy and Sophia in the Golden Girls. Add the mother-in-law to the mix and the hilarity increases threefold. But that’s just the sideshow to the story of Justine, who is starting over after her husband left the family to become a monk. And the best way to start over is to move to a new house. Although the house is not in the best of shape, it comes with its perks in the form of a res ...more
Bronwyn
Jan 01, 2015 Bronwyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this book is generally listed under Romance. It’s not a genre I read often, but if all romance novels were as well written as this, I’d read more.

It is more than just a tale of love between man and woman – it’s a story of an extended family, and odd other characters. Some of them very odd – which all adds to the fun. And it is fun!

Light reading, good characters, humor. Just the sort of read to balance the less positive things that impinge on our lives.

I found The House on Persimmon Road
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Amy
Oct 09, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: enovel
After lead character's selfish husband leaves her literally holding the old bags (her mother and her mother-in-law - ha!) you just want to scream! The circumstances behind her move immediately pull you into the plight of the family, even though you always suspect she'll end up with the handsome neighbor. The addition of the resident ghost was a plus for me - I like a romance with a little something extra!
Jackie Weger
Nov 13, 2014 Jackie Weger rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Hello, GoodReaders: I don't write reviews on my own titles, so I thought I might share a few organic reviews from Amazon. I don't know these readers, but I am so grateful and appreciative for their kind comments and that each took the time out of a busy life to post a review.

Five Stars. By Lynda Butler (GRIFFIN, GA, US) Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: The House on Persimmon Road (Kindle Edition)
"This has got to be one of the most enjoyable books I have come across in a long time..
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R.G. Phelps
Jun 20, 2016 R.G. Phelps rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Thank you for writing this delightful story. I enjoyed it on my Kindle and agree with you that it is so much easier for me to read, enjoy, and take books with me wherever I go. Back to your story, The House on Persimmon Road, it is the kind of story that while reading it you feel that you must share it with your wife. I would just have to close my Kindle and share what I had just read. I love to read a book like yours, that is so real and so enjoyable. I have written two historical fiction books ...more
Pamela Mounce
Jan 13, 2016 Pamela Mounce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

I liked how the book kept you in suspense with the ghost d t and didn't get too mushy. It was a good read!
Liz
Apr 19, 2016 Liz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
I wish I had read the synopsis more carefully. Just suspend disbelief on this one.

There are two story lines that eventually converge. One is about Justine who has moved to Alabama with her 2 kids, mother, and ex-mother-in-law after her husband divorces her to become a monk. This sounds really quirky and fun, but the monk-bit is never explored just the aftermath of how these women and children need to learn to fend for themselves. A romance then develops between Justine and her neighbor Tucker bu
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Effrosyni Moschoudi
A humorous and romantic family tale set in an old, haunted house

I don’t know why I feel so surprised upon reading this book. I should have known that an amazing writer like Jackie Weger would be the only one capable to write a ghost story that is about anything but the ghost! If I were to tell you that this is a tale about a family moving in a haunted house, you’d imagine chain dragging, spooky sightings and goosebumps, wouldn’t you now? And yet, this is a tender family tale that will have you l
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Sue1958
Jackie Weger asked me if I would like to read and review this. And I jumped at the chance as I've seen lots of good things said about this author.
I was not disappointed at all. I can't wait to read more of her books!

I read a lot of books [as most reviewers do in a year] and this one stands out to me for the excellent talent that Jacke Weger has in writing. She is definitely in a class of best selling authors in my humble opinion. She writes fluently, understandably, makes it flow with pitch and
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Stefanie Kral
Ok, let me start off with I was asked by the author Jackie Weger. I have never read anything from her before. I'm really, really glad she asked me to read her book!! I haven't read a book this cute in a long time.

We start off with Justine Hale, her children Pip,Judy Ann and her mom and mother-in-law. They're moving to Alabama because Justine's husband left them to become a monk. Crazy I know!! They move into the old house and boy do I mean old!! It doesn't come with anything new. But, it does co
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Helen Goltz
Actual rating: 3 1/2 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this cosy read and the characters. Jackie Weger weaves a lovely story and I felt the frustration and vulnerabilty of Justine, the protagonist and the strength and loneliness of Tucker, her neighbour/soon-to-be lover.

I found the fighting between the mothers wearing after some time and I would have enjoyed this book more without the ghost character, Lottie. For me, that was unrealistic and unnecessary. The characters were so well woven and Justine's
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Jennifer DeCuir
Aug 13, 2014 Jennifer DeCuir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
I loved all the unique characters in this book. I'm trying to imagine a life saddled with a mother AND an ex mother-in-law who lived with me and can only imagine it'd be Hell. ;) Lottie was so refreshing! It was like Weger sat down and said to herself "What hasn't been done yet?" and proceeded to write just that. Great job.

The only thing that kept me from giving this book 5 stars was the sense of time. Tucker Highsmith has a mustache and I kept picturing Tom Selleck. There is talk of sweatbands
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Lesley Book Lover
This book took a while to get going, I was getting a little bored, especially with the old ladies bickering, but I wanted to see how it ended. Then the ending just seemed so rushed that I feel there should be more, a lot could be cut out for more 'ending' to be added I feel.
Una Tiers
What I liked was putting the character in a remote setting, thereby limiting the number of characters. I am ambiguous about the book although I read it.
Maria
Oct 12, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
HOUSE ON PERSIMMON ROAD is a cozy family story. Justine already has her hands full with two children, a wayward husband, and her mother and mother-in-law. When she moves to make a better life, things turn upside down. The house is worse than imagined, the older women bicker, and the children hate the move. Justine is a fantastic character. She keeps a level head through it all, and when a little romance presents itself, Justine shoves it aside to keep up with her duties. This novel was well writ ...more
E.W. Brooks
Sep 26, 2013 E.W. Brooks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Relatable Love Story with a Twist

The House on Persimmon Road tells the story of a divorcee and her family’s search for love and acceptance after being abandoned by their husband and father. This love story reels you in as Justine is wooed by her hunk and handy man of a neighbor. All the while, keeping you wondering what Lottie, the ghost of the home, has planned. This novel reiterates the idea that love can exist – if only you’re willing to accept it.
Good read.
Susan Tarr
What a delightful story! As fiction, it’s certainly one out of the box. Written tongue-in-cheek, it covers generational family relationships, romances, the dramas that sudden change can bring to anyone’s life, and it even incorporates a friendly ghost. Well written, and in a humorous style, it is a thoroughly enjoyable read. I look forward to adding this author to my list of favorites.
Jennifer
Jul 13, 2016 Jennifer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
It takes a lot for me to give 1 star to a book. This book worked hard to earn that honor. The elders are all portrayed as quite dotty and they come across as quite old, but they go off and get drivers' licenses, so I'm not sure they are as old as they come across. The boy has a magical transformation from bad attitude to shining star after 1 fishing trip. The ghost seems like an afterthought. The tone goes from a modern tone to one that seems more archaic in the same scene. (Using it for the gho ...more
Cathy Geha
Oct 01, 2013 Cathy Geha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jackie Weger always writes about wonderful people that I would love to have as friends. This story has a ghost that wants her body back, a hunky neighbor for the new tenant, two children and both the woman's mother AND her mother-in-law. A great story and very fun to read :)
Pamela Tracy
There was a lot to like about this book. The heroine had a good attitude after her divorce - her ex was a real smuck. I liked the house they moved to, the ghost, and the neighbor, especially the fishing :)

I wanted more of the ghost. I wanted exactly how she died - I never felt I got the whole story or why she still around. I thought she was stuck until they found her bones, but that didn't happen.

I think I would have liked her ex to come back and realize how stupid he was to give up his wife and
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Christine Gabriel
I really enjoyed this book and literally read it in one day. The characters were well developed and the story line moved along at a good pace. I am really looking forward to reading more from this author.
Deloris  Mercer
Jan 27, 2015 Deloris Mercer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely love it

Thank you Ms. Weger for a wonderful book. Will be reading more from this author. Great characters and the setting is wonderful. She brings a story alive.
Vickie
Sep 24, 2014 Vickie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first I didn't want to read this book because it started with do lunch gloom and doom. I get it, the author was emphasizing the situation. So once I got past that, it turned out to be a pretty good book.

The older terminology should have been lightened and used only by older characters. There were typos, including two or three times "Justine" is mistakenly written as "Justin".

The characters were well established with individual personalities. The humor was good.

I didn't like how Justine was
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Kacy Stanfield
Jul 14, 2016 Kacy Stanfield rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I never get disappointed in Jackie's books! this one was quiet a surprise, being about a haunted house and all! Justine and her clan move into this older house in Alabama, because her husband left her and became a monk! Justine meets Tucker not long after getting out of her car. Tucker lived next door and such a sweet character, I fell for him right away... so did Justine a little. Waiting on the new folks to come inside was someone ready to meet the new people. Lottie Roberts was a resident of ...more
Nae
Sep 14, 2015 Nae rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit, this is not my sort of normal reading, fluffy, light, a little goofy, and of course the requisite, "oh too gorgeous manly man who is sensitive too boot," but it came to me at a time when my own life is rather tumultuous and in flux (not in the same fashion as the heroine in this book, but flux all the same). I have never been without a book of some sort in my hands for even a few hours a day, so this one, with its slightly silly premise was just the ticket, relaxing even. A some ...more
Carlin
Sep 29, 2015 Carlin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-kindle
I really enjoyed this improbable love story/ghost story, laughing out loud from the first page. It appears this may be the beginning of a series......if so I will be happy to continue reading about these whacky but loveable characters! Who would ever think to write a story about a woman, recently divorced, moving from Virginia with her two children, her mother, and her ex mother-in-law, to a run down old house, sight unseen, in the back woods of Alabama? Not to mention a house with a resident gh ...more
Danielle
Nov 25, 2015 Danielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is very well written, with engaging, endearing characters. I enjoyed this book.
Waverly Rodriquez
Nov 26, 2013 Waverly Rodriquez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A refreshing look at divorce and families. Fun, quirky and a great read.
Wanda Hartzenberg
This book has so much going for it.
A main protagonist who is admirable and fun. A mother and a mother in law that makes for a giggle a second read.
A ghost. A really funny ghost.
A fast plot line.
Real characters with whom you can identify.
An easy flow.
In short. This book is one of the few I can recommend to everybody. Even if you only get to see a protagonist with a back bone. Well two. The ghost is hers as well and the ghost has a backbone which legally belongs to our main protagonist.

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